The COVID pandemic brought about many changes related to global travel, and the decreased ability to cross international borders impacted significantly Canadian immigration processes. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada introduced many changes to its policies during that time period, in an effort to address some of the issues created by the inability to cross borders….
Are you a spouse or common-law partner of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident? Are you planning to apply for permanent residence in Canada under spousal sponsorship? If so, you may be eligible to apply for a spousal open work permit that will allow you to work in Canada while your sponsorship application is being…
Shortages in the Canadian labour market have reached a critical peak, and Canada projects being short of workers in many sectors for the foreseeable future. Now more than ever, employers are looking for talent overseas to stabilize their workforce. In most cases it’s possible to hire foreign workers, but employers will usually need help to…
A working holiday visa in Canada is completely open, which gives you a lot of freedom in terms of when, where and what kind of work to do. But like anything in life, just because something is possible, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good idea! There is a lot to consider before deciding that self-employment is the best option for your time spent working in Canada. Read on to ensure that you understand the immigration limitations of working as self-employed using your working holiday permit.
Implied status is one of the concepts that cause the greatest confusion and the most problems for working holiday visa holders. Nothing messes up future plans quite as nicely as an incorrect understanding of implied status, and there seems to be plenty of misunderstanding among the do-it- yourself immigration crowd.
Hiring a foreign worker in Canada is a tightly controlled process that requires special government permission and adherence to a detailed set of regulations. Once an employer decides to hire a temporary foreign worker by obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment, questions invariably arise with respect to the LMIA process and how employing a foreign worker differs from employing a local worker. This article answers many of the most common questions we have encountered in more than a decade of helping Canadian employers navigate the LMIA process.
Working Holiday permit holders are often eligible for Permanent Residence in Canada, but many fail to plan in advance and run out of time to qualify. If you are planning to travel to Canada with a Working Holiday visa, Young Professionals Visa or the International Co-op Visa, it’s a good idea to create an immigration strategy at the earliest possible moment, in order to maximize the opportunity created by your work permit. In this article, you will discover our best strategies for how IEC permit holders can legally maximize the amount of time they spend in Canada.